Corey Lewandowski Works for PAC That Receives Money from Owner of Immigration Detention Facilities

Yeah, Lewandowski sad-trombones a Down Syndrome child getting separated from her mother. But come to find out, he’s connected via PAC to an owner of immigration detention facilities.


Among many priority issues on the Congressional plate after Democrats regain control is passing a law that phases out private prisons permanently. The Obama Administration was phasing out their use. This has to be mandated by law on both federal and state level. 

I’d argue same should happen with most military contracts. Democrats should argue from stance of national security. I remember during Iraq war, private contractors fed our troops rancid food. Then there are the lawless and uncountable mercenaries like Blackwater. But that’s another story.

Some things shouldn’t be done on a profit-driven basis.

Private prisons back Trump and could see big payoffs with new policies

WASHINGTON — Private prison companies, which stand to make big gains under President Trump’s tough new immigration orders, also have contributed big sums to pro-Trump groups, including the organization that raised a record $100 million for his inauguration last month.

GEO Group, one of the nation’s largest for-profit prison operators, donated $250,000 to support Trump’s inaugural festivities, Pablo Paez, the company’s vice president of corporate relations, told USA TODAY.

That’s on top of the $225,000 that a company subsidiary donated to a super PAC that spent some $22 million to help elect the real-estate magnate. Another prison operator, CoreCivic, gave $250,000 to support Trump’s inauguration, recently filed congressional reports show.

For-profit prison companies' hopes for significant gains under the Trump administration already are coming to fruition. On Thursday, the Justice Department rescinded an Obama administration order to phase out the use of private-prison contracts in the federal Bureau of Prisons.

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